Originally posted on NBC Connecticut  |  Last updated 10/2/11
Someone up there likes the Giants. On a play when it appeared Victor Cruz handed away the game by simply letting the ball roll out of his grasp while the Giants were driving in an attempt to score a go-ahead touchdown, the referees intervened to hand the Giants a win. The referee, to the bewilderment of anyone watching the game, ruled that Cruz gave himself up on the play when it was pretty clear that he had merely stumbled while running toward the end zone. Cruz, on the ground without being touched, rolled the ball out, and the Cardinals quite reasonably thought that they had recovered a fumble and iced the game. But according to the ref, his dubious call was not able to be reviewed, and the Giants retained possession. Hakeem Nicks scored on a touchdown pass from Eli Manning against a shell-shocked Cardinals defense on the next play, and the Giants held on to snatch a 31-27 victory they did not deserve. They'll take it, as well they should, but the game's ending is a serious black ...
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